Collared lizard

The Collared lizard is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

A Baja California Collared Lizard sits on a rock above a palm oasis. Description Size Adults get up to 5 inches snout-vent length (12. More

Collared Lizard in Zion National Park, Utah The Oklahoma Collared Lizard or Collared Lizard, Crotaphytus collaris, is a North American lizard that can be up to a foot (30 cm) long in total length (including the tail), with a large head and powerful jaws. More

Common collared lizard in Albuquerque, New Mexico Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata More

The Reticulate Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus reticulatus) is a moderately sized lizard native to semi-arid, rocky regions of the Tamaulipan mezquital. Its range includes the American state of Texas and the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. More

eastern collared lizards (Crotaphytus collaris collaris) seem to generate the most interest. In fact, their population decline and unique habitat have inspired Missouri's wildlife managers to give them a helping hand. More

Collared lizards often live on open hillsides,where you can see them basking on rocks. During breeding season,male collared lizards (top right) are more brightly colored than females. More

This Collared Lizard is fast! It's been clocked at 26 kilometers (about 16 miles) per hour in short bursts—about as fast as a human in full sprint. It often runs on its hind legs. More

Collared lizards are found in the central and west-central United States and into northeastern Mexico. HABITAT These lizards prefer hilly, rocky glades and prairies with little shade. More

Two juvenile Great Basin Collared Lizards in the Mohave Desert. Description Size 2.5 - 4 3/8 inches long (8.6 - 11.2 cm) excluding tail. The tail is often twice the length of the body. More

Juvenile collared lizards have distinct banding that slowly fades as the animal matures. The adult male is usually very green with dark spots on the throat. Adult females are only slightly green. More

Collared Lizards are members of the large family Iguanidae and the Subfamily Crotaphytinae which, besides the Collared Lizards, only includes the Leopard Lizards. The family is characterized by small body scales and long, strong hind limbs. More

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The Texas collared lizard is one of the fastest lizards in the world. It can run at speeds of 16 miles an hour. The lizard runs on two legs making it look very similar to a Tyrannosaurus Rex. More

Eastern Collared Lizard, Mountain Boomer Scientific Name: Crotaphytus collaris Pet Info This lizard has black bands behind its head that look much like a collar, giving it a look that has helped earn its common as well as More

In the wild collared lizards will eat just about anything that moves including other lizards and snakes. Never house smaller lizard species with collared lizards preferably don’t mix this species with other species. More

The common collared lizard feeds mostly on insects, but it will bite if disturbed and, because this feisty reptile can run rapidly on its hind legs, it often looks like a small, fierce dinosaur. Collared lizards are found in dry, open regions of the south-central U.S. More

When startled, Collared lizards are able to run upright on their hind legs! They look like miniature T-rexes, using their long tail to stay balanced. Of the 11 species of lizards found in Missouri, collared lizards are the largest. More

Native to: Collared Lizards are native to the American state of Texas and a few Mexican states such as Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. Adult Size: The average adult size of the Collared Lizard is up to 14 inches in length. More

FOOD HABITS: The collared lizard is mainly insectivorous and carnivorous, but occasionally their diet may consist of plant matter. C. collaris does vary its diet depending on what is abundant at the time. Their food can range from grasshoppers to smaller lizards. More

Cautions: Collared lizards can inflict serious wounds to an inexperienced handler The color of Collared Lizards can vary from tan and brown to brilliant greens and blues. More

despite their wariness, captive collared lizards can become quite tame with gentle, slow and persistent overtures. They can and will often climb confidently into your hand and up your arm. They do not, however, enjoy being physically restrained. More

Is a collared lizard right for you? Yes No I will provide a large home with all proper light/heat requirements. I will provide live food and appropriate dietary supplements. More

Collared Lizard, Zion National Park, Utah Click to enlarge Collared lizards of the genus Crotaphytus are among the most colorful lizards in North America. More

collared lizards wild habitat but fresh, clean water should always be provided. More

Photo of California Collared Lizard, on a rock at San Ignacio microwave station, Baja California Sur, by Bradford Hollingsworth. More

Collared lizards vary is size from different speices, but average size range is approx. 12 to 14 inches. Wild caughts need much time and patience /handling to become friendly. More

Collared lizards spend a lot of time basking on large granite rocks looking for something to chase down and devour. This one's tail is not quite complete, so it may have narrowly escaped being chased down and devoured itself. More

Collared lizards eat smaller lizards after chasing them down, and you can see the powerful hind legs for chasing and the large head for biting on this beautiful fellow. More

Common names

chihuahuan collared lizard in English - English
collared lizard in English - English
Crotaphytus collaris in French - français
eastern collared lizard in English - English
Halsband Leguan in German - Deutsch
Halsbandleguan in German - Deutsch
Kaulusleguaani in Finnish - suomen kieli
Lagartija-de collar común in Spanish - español
western collared lizard in English - English
yellow-headed collared lizard in English - English
Yellowhead Collared Lizard in English - English
クビワトカゲ in Japanese - 日本語

Picture of Crotaphytus collaris has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
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Author: anthony_mendoza , Squamata
Family : Crotaphytidae
Genus : Crotaphytus
Species : Crotaphytus collaris
Authority : SAY 1823